God’s Big Idea….

August 17, 2011

“Saving is all his idea, and all his work. All we do is trust him enough to let him do it. It’s God’s gift from start to finish! Ephesians 2:8 The Message

You had a life and God decided there was something better. So .. He patiently began working around the fringes of your life. He didn’t tell you that He was loving you out of His grace. In fact .. you don’t really understand this grace “gift” until you find yourself with everything but grace .. or find yourself with nothing but grace. You begin to be gripped by something so powerful and discover it was not even your idea or effort that caused His grace to change your life. To some it seems too simple: all you have to do is trust who Jesus is and what He has done on a Cross on your behalf. Trusting God is something you “do” all day long .. even in those little details that seemingly mean nothing. If you aren’t trusting God .. who are you going to trust? Yourself .. Others .. Your stuff? God’s big idea was saving you. It’s an idea you could never think up on your own. But you can trust Him to do it. And He’s not going to stop there. It’s His life .. Christ risen in you that gives you a “brand-new life and have everything to live for”. That’s God’s Big Idea and you are that valuable to Him! Are you living as if your new life really was His Idea? What about today .. it only takes a moment …

“What a God we have! And how fortunate we are to have him, this Father of our Master Jesus! Because Jesus was raised from the dead, we’ve been given a brand-new life and have everything to live for …” 1 Peter 1:3 The Message

Ken Chester: Grace-Gripped is sent M-F to Grace-Gifted Followers of Jesus and friends of Priority One (ken@priorityone.org)

About Ken Chester

I love seeing Christ become alive and real in someone's life. It is amazing what happens when Jesus moves in and starts to renovate a life. When I'm not riding my road bike, I am usually walking our corgi named Trinity (she came that way) and corgi-lab named Lowrider. Carolyn and I are transforming our backyard. And a book is on the way. ...Stay tuned ... Ken
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